Athenæum ( aTHəˈnēəm ) was originally an academy in Ancient Rome founded by Emperor Hadrian and named in honour of the goddess Athena* and is now used as the name for literary or scientific institutions and for clubs, particularly those with learned members. It is also used for libraries of collected works of study for art, science and literature.
* In Greek religion and mythology, Athena or Athene is a Goddess. In the Greek religion and mythology she is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, philosophy, law and justice, just warfare and strategy, mathematics, strength, the arts, crafts, and skill. Minerva, Athena's Roman incarnation, embodies similar attributes.